Fall Market Salad With Caramelized Onions, Bacon & Blue Cheese


This selection of salad greens are all in a bitter/sour flavor family. Alone, they might be challenging for some to enjoy.  But when they share a plate with sweet onions and apples, and rich and salty bacon and blue cheese, the flavors are perfectly balanced.  There is no need for a fussy salad dressing when your mouth lights up with all of this flavor.  A good oil and vinegar drizzle before serving is all it needs.

Ingredients: One head of pac choi, stems and greens chopped 2 cups of arugula 1 bunch of radish greens 1 bunch of radishes, sliced 1 golden delicious apple, sliced 1 lb link 41 bacon, cooked crispy 3-4 sweet onions, sliced and caramelized until golden brown. (See recipe for Caramelized Onions) Roquefort or Stilton blue cheese Olive oil Golden balsamic vinegar, or your favorite sweet light vinegar

Method: Slice and caramelize the onions.  See recipe for Caramelized Onions for instructions. Let cool. Cook the bacon until crispy and let rest on a paper towel to blot the grease. Wash the greens, arugula and pac choi.  Chop or tear the leaves to the desired size.  Chop or slice the pac choi stems, the radishes and the apples.  Assemble the vegetables and apples, then top with caramelized onions, crumbled bacon and blue cheese.  Drizzle a little olive oil and golden balsamic vinegar on top and serve.